Archive for Thursday, September 29, 2005

Car show ready to roll on Oct. 16

September 29, 2005

Area residents interested in sponsoring, donating or volunteering for the upcoming Basehor Car Show need to speak with organizers by the beginning of October.

Jean Lowe, chairperson of the organizing committee, said that planning for the event has proceeded well, but that the car show could always use more support.

"We can also use more sponsors," Lowe said. "We need volunteers who can help the day of the show. ... Anybody that can help is sure welcome to."

The 8th annual car show, which will help fund Basehor-Linwood High School's 2006 Project Grad celebration, will take place Sunday, Oct. 16, at the high school.

Admission to the event is $1 per carload of people. The majority of proceeds will go toward Project Grad, a drug- and alcohol-free post-graduation party for high school seniors.

Last year, more than 300 cars, trucks and motorcycles were entered into the car show and the event drew an estimated 1,000 visitors.

Lowe, who indicated she was "praying for a beautiful day," said organizers are preparing for an even bigger turnout this year.

"We had 300 last year," she said. "We're making additional space for even more this year." She added, "The weather is going to make or break us."

If the weather doesn't cooperate on the 16th, the car show will be rescheduled for the following Sunday, Oct. 23.

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